Spring 2022: What’s New?

Spring 2022: What’s New?

In 2021, we introduced many new elements to the MEK program–elements that we added in confidence that they would make MEK more MEK-like. Amidst the prolonging of the COVID-19 pandemic, we brought students back on-site to alleviate fatigue. To manage our virtual classes better, we implemented Canvas.

But we realized this Fall that that was simply not enough. We realized that maybe we need to rethink the MEK way. And in doing so, redefine ourselves for the new normal.

The new normal doesn’t just consist of the normalization of remote work and learning and going to school in a mask. The new normal is shortened attention spans, lower retention of learned material, and weakened problem-solving skills.

This Spring, in our 25th year, MEK is catering to the new normal so that we can provide guidance to students of all skill levels. We will provide guidance, direction, and support to all students who need MEK.

SPRING 2022 COURSES

As part of our renewed approach, we are launching new programs for various grades this Spring!

Click below to jump to the program you are interested in learning about!

MEK Learning Circles: Enriched / Advanced | Grades 4-8

MLC Enriched (MLC-E)
In-Person
In-Person, Small Group Classes
Palisades Park and Closter Campuses

 

MLC-E follows the same curriculum as our usual MLC courses, with a key addition: enrichment of essential study skills in an in-person setting.

Students meet in groups of 3-6 to not only build key material learning, but also relearn the classroom skills they forgot during the pandemic, reinforced in the in-person setting:

  • Communication skills: listening closely, making eye-contact, dictating clearly
  • Study skills: annotation and note-taking
  • Classroom skills: staying focused for the entire class time without computer or phone distractions

 

MLC-E classes will have limited availability so that we can ensure the safety of our students. If you are interested in the program, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to have priority standing in our waitlist!

MLC Advanced (MLC-A)
Virtual
Virtual, Small Group Classes

 

Building test-taking skills requires students to have a higher understanding of school topics, through which they have greater confidence to make quick decisions while taking tests. MLC-A will set the foundation for standardized testing skills through enhanced problem-solving and interpretation questions.

Students will meet virtually in groups of 4-8 to…

  • Learn problem interpretation skills to solve word problems
  • Learn how to set up problems to quickly and accurately solve them
  • Practice verbal skills through analogies and sentence completions
  • Gain exposure to a variety of reading prompts and reinforce reading comprehension through annotation
  • Develop effective study routines

 

Students who complete this course will have completed the first essential step to SSAT or ISEE Prep. 

Indicate your interest in the form below for more information!

SAT Core Math | Grades 9-10

New this Spring is SAT Core Math!

For the past few years, 9th and 10th grade students have successfully built English and Language Arts skills through early test prep in SAT Core Reading & Writing. This Spring, we are bringing a similar approach to math so students can get an early start to their test prep process.

Current 9th graders spent middle school in the virtual classroom, where math weaknesses have given way to lack of confidence. This lack of confidence eventually appears in the test-taking realm through difficulty in applying learned materials to different types of questions.

SAT Core Math is designed to rebuild these shaky math foundations from the bottom up. By putting these concepts into the context of the test, students will not only have the tools to ace their exams, but also perform well in their school math classes.

SAT Core Math is for students in the 9th grade taking Algebra, or in the 10th grade taking Geometry. The course is comprised of 14 sessions and 3 practice SAT exams. This course will be available in both in-person and virtual settings.

Indicate your interest in the form below for more information!

Redesigned SAT Foundation | Grades 10-11

Students in SAT Foundation are students who are willing to work toward their SAT goals in order to reach their college dreams. Within this new normal within the virtual classroom, we studied the ways that we need to change our curriculum to cater to a wider range of starting points.

We will be making the following key improvements to our SAT Foundation course:

  • Stronger emphasis on building Algebraic skills
  • Daily exercises to increase attention span and promote development of study routine
  • Constant contextualization of learning material to encourage students to take ownership of their learning

 

SAT Foundation will be 16 sessions long, twice weekly for 8 weeks. This redesigned SAT Foundation course will open to students in January, offering the same winning class structure with improved materials and teaching strategies.

Indicate your interest in the form below for more information!

Save Your Spot for Spring Priority!

We are releasing our course catalog early for students and families who mark their interest today! Fill out the following form to secure your priority spot in our Early Bird Registrations!

Our Spring session begins on January 11th, 2022. Registration starts on November 13th! Register by January 8th to save up to 20% on Spring courses.


Ann Ahn

Ann Ahn is the backbone and the spirit of MEK Review. Families know her not just as an expert counselor that has helped their child succeed, but also as a friend. She works tirelessly with parents, students, and the MEK staff to make sure every child is individually cared for, progressing, and achieving their academic goals.

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